Guilt-Free Muddy Buddies (3 ingredients)

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Muddy Buddies (aka Puppy Chow) get a makeover

Do you ever crave a quick and easy sweet treat that won’t leave you feeling guilty and defeated?

I’m excited to share the newest addition to my collection of “Skinny Secret” snacks which already includes Apples in a Bag, Homemade Greek Yogurt, and Cannoli Cones, among others. It only takes a minute or two to put together and adds extra fiber to your diet in a deliciously crunchy way.

The secret ingredient is Fiber One’s new chocolate squares cereal. Add a small amount of peanut butter, microwave just long enough to soften, and shake it up in a little bag with minimal powdered sugar.


Chocolate Fiber One Cereal + Peanut Butter + Powdered Sugar= Guiltless Muddy Buddies

The variations on this recipe are many, but I have fallen in love with these individual packets of chocolate peanut butter which could be substituted for regular peanut butter. My problem with Nutella is the way it goes rancid before I can use it all. Problem solved with these little cups. Also, I happen to think it tastes better. Be advised the calories will be a little higher if substituted for peanut butter but the chocolate flavor is more pronounced.

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My latest vice. (not a paid advertisement)

I like Muddy Buddies best when cold, so I keep them in the freezer in pre-measured portions. But actually, none of the ingredients require refrigeration so it’s a great snack to carry camping, traveling, or in a lunch box.

Compare the statistics for a serving size of 1/3 cup: (I know, who eats just 1/3 cup?! That’s what Yummy Chow calls a serving. But even the stats for a double serving of Guilt-Free Muddy Buddies isn’t bad at all.)

Yummy Chow sold by Palmer’s Candies

  • Calories:  130
  • Fiber:  less than1 gram
  • Sugar:  16 grams

Guilt-Free Muddy Buddies   

  • Calories: 57
  • Fiber: 4 grams
  • Sugar:  4 grams

Guilt-Free Muddy Buddies (3 ingredients)
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Get your Muddy Buddy fix for fewer calories, less sugar and more fiber. Super easy!
Recipe type: Sweet Snack
Serves: 4-1/3 cup servings
  • 1-1/3 cup Chocolate Fiber One squares
  • 2 teaspoons peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons powdered sugar
  1. Place cereal into a small bowl. Drop peanut butter over the top.
  2. Microwave for 30 seconds to soften peanut butter and warm cereal. Stir a bit to distribute peanut butter but don't fuss with it too much.
  3. Place powdered sugar into a bag. Pour warm cereal into bag and shake to coat cereal with powdered sugar.

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Katrina February 28, 2013 at 8:45 pm

Yum! I’ve got to try that Fiber One cereal now. And the guilt-free Muddy Buddies.


Amy Ash February 28, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Oh my…. I see a future addiction!


Lois February 28, 2013 at 8:57 pm

Can’t wait to try this!


Tammy February 28, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Uh-oh. :)


Pauline March 1, 2013 at 12:36 am

Wow, didn’t know it was that easy to make muddy buddies.

This would be so much better to have than regular Muddy Buddies because you can have twice as much and still not break the calorie or sugar count! Awesome! Thanks!


Zenee Miller March 1, 2013 at 4:09 am

Great idea…on my list to try this month!


Lauren@DallasDuoBakes March 1, 2013 at 8:33 am

These look so good! I’m definitely going to try them!


Betty March 1, 2013 at 5:08 pm

I need to find some of that chocolate silk! These look yummy. :)


Annie March 3, 2013 at 7:34 pm

Just made it with my toddler, and it was very simple and tastes pretty good. I think next time we will try the chocolate peanut butter for more chocolate flavor, but just as it is it’s still pretty good!


The Café Sucré Farine March 4, 2013 at 5:55 am

I LOVE this idea Paula. I’m putting Fiber One on my grocery list! Thanks!


Paula March 4, 2013 at 9:45 am

Any snack that is *guilt free* is for me! These look like a delicious way to satisfy the need to snack between meals.


Suzanne March 8, 2013 at 12:35 am

This is perfect for me , I will be trying this recipe soon, thanks Paula!


Laura March 10, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Living in Canada, I had to improvise a bit as I couldn’t find the chocolate Fiber 1 cereal, so I used Kashi cinnamon harvest squares, the PB and a sprouted seed chocolate spread. So good!


Kirstin March 19, 2013 at 5:58 pm

I bought some Jif Chocolate Silk at Target today because of your review. Thank you! : )


Vera March 21, 2013 at 4:59 pm

These looked really good – except I h a t e peanut butter! So I finally tried almond butter. Ooooooh, r e a l l y good!!!


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